Three charities given boost after Telford businesswoman raises more than £5,000

A Telford businesswoman has given three charities a boost by raising more than £5,000.

Julie Kaur Duhra has raised £5,000 for three charities. inclusing £1,050 for Children with Cancer UK
Julie Kaur Duhra has raised £5,000 for three charities. inclusing £1,050 for Children with Cancer UK

Julie Kaur Duhra, who runs Jules Convenience store on Haybridge Road in Hadley, has completed her challenge of fundraising for three charities she pledged to support at the start of 2020.

They are Severn Hospice, Georgia Williams Trust and Children with Cancer UK, a charity dedicated to raising money for research and providing care for children with cancer and their families.

In the run up to Christmas, Julie and the team at Jules Convenience organised a socially distanced Santa visit, raffle and gifts for children.

Julie, who lives in Bratton, also ran the Tatton Park 10km run.

Julie Kaur Duhra has raised more than £5,000 for three charities, including £1,050 for Children with Cancer UK

Meanwhile, the store delivered a tray of goodies including mince pies, sweets and beverages to each resident at the Haybridge Hall bungalows.

Jules Convenience normally holds several in-store events such as coffee mornings and bake sales in aid of its chosen charities but due to Covid-19 this has been put on hold.

Julie, 48, said: “Despite our fundraising plans for 2020 getting curtailed by the Covid pandemic, we didn’t let that stop us and we’ve found new and creative ways of supporting our chosen charities, many of which have lost a large chunk of their funding over the course of 2020.

“We’d like to thank everyone for all their continuous support and generosity in helping these charities and hope they will continue to support independent retailers.”

Julie will also be running the Vitality London 10k in May for Children with Cancer UK.

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